MCKNIGHT, GEORGE (?–?). George McKnight, state legislator, a native of Tennessee, was president of Irving College from 1850 to 1852, when he resigned to practice law in Murfreesboro. He moved to Rusk, Texas, in 1854. In March 1860 he was appointed by Sam Houston to carry special orders to John S. Ford and to confer with Robert E. Lee on conditions on the Rio Grande. McKnight represented Cherokee County in the Eighth Texas Legislature, 1860–61, and voted for calling the Secession Convention. He may or may not be the George McKnight who was on the editorial staff of the New Orleans Times in February 1867 and traveled to Texas with a legislative committee accompanying the remains of Albert Sidney Johnston.
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